Free site book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Project Gutenberg · 59, free ebooks · 3 by Ayn Rand. Topics eBook, Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand, Objectivism, Dystopia, Individualism, Capitalism. Atlas Shrugged is a novel by Ayn Rand. d'Anconia gives his own response: "To shrug". When The Fountainhead was first published, Ayn Rand''s daringly original literary vision and her groundbreaking philosophy, Objectivism, won.

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For print-disabled users. download 1 file · EPUB download · download 1 file · FULL TEXT download · download 1 file · site download. Ayn Rand. PDF Download · EPUB Download · MOBI Download. Share this page. Share with FacebookShare with Google+Share with LinkedInShare with. Ayn Rand () was a Russian-American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter. She is known for her two best-selling novels, The.

I can only hint here at other fascinating topics between these covers. AR explains how to stock one's own subconscious and thus create one's own "inspiration" as a writer.

She explains what to do when one is blocked, or, in her words, suffering from "the squirms. AR was expert at philosophical detection. Although this course focuses on the principles of literature, it identifies-as AR characteristically does-the deepest philosophic issues involved.

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Those unfamiliar with philosophy will be astonished to discover the extent to which abstract issues-such as the mind-body question, or the free will-determinism controversy, or the advocacy of reason versus of faith-actually influence a writer of fiction, shaping his selection of events, his method of characterization, and even his way of combining words into a sentence.

AR's book on esthetics, The Romantic Manifesto, was based in part on the same lecture course. Because the Manifesto deals largely with art in general, however, there is little overlap with the present book. On the contrary, The Art of Fiction serves as an extended concretization of the Objectivist esthetics, and thus as an invaluable supplement to the Manifesto.

Most of its content is unavailable in AR's other books. Tore Boeckmann has done an outstanding job as editor.

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I suggested to him an extremely difficult assignment: to give us AR faithfully-the identical points and words-but freed of the awkwardness, the repetitions, the obscurities, and the grammatical lapses inherent in extemporaneous speech. Boeckmann has delivered superlatively. I have personally checked every sentence of the final manuscript. Now and then, I thought that some nuance within a sentence of AR's had been unnecessarily cut these have been reinstated.

Not once, however, did the editor omit, enlarge, or misrepresent AR's thought, not even in the subtlest of cases. Using the original lecture transcripts as his base, Mr.

Boeckmann has produced the virtually impossible: AR's exact ideas and language-in the form of written expression, as against oral. This, I believe, is the only form in which AR herself would have wanted these lectures to be published.

If anyone wishes to check Mr. When I first read the manuscript, I was astonished to find how much, in the decades since , I had forgotten. I had expected to move nostalgically through familiar material, but I found myself continually arrested by AR's unique insights and colorful illustrations.

I was also moved by passages whose language and passion evoked for me the inimitable personality of AR herself. You too can now experience the joys of attending a course in AR's living room.

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You cannot ask her questions, as I could. But you can soak up her answers. If you do not know her philosophy of Objectivism, you will probably be shocked by some of AR's ideas-but I am certain that you will not be bored.

And I think that you will profit from the reading. If you do share AR's philosophy, I know that you will enjoy this book. For instance, the material presented here as Chapter 1 "Writing and the Subconscious" was delivered on the basis of the following two sentences in her notes for the first lecture: "Is there an 'innate literary talent'? The Council of Vocations gave Equality the job as a street sweeper.

The street sweeper job is not a big one; due to the fact all they do is clean the streets day and night. Many people that are given the jobs of a street sweeper are not the brightest; Equality is the opposite. He is one of the smartest in his class and the Council of Vocations knows that.

Equality wanted to be elected to The Home of the Scholars, who develop technology to improve the society. One of the inventions developed by the Home of the Scholars was the candle.

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Equality loved the candle and was so fascinated with it. When he was younger he discovered a tunnel where he could go and get away from everyone. In this tunnel he invented one of the town's greatest inventions, the light bulb.

During the story, Equality goes to a mating house, where people pair you up with your mate. In Equality 's world the world "I" is never used, because in Communism there is no "I", just "we" download this book to find out what happens to Equality Why read this book?

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Rights Information Are you the author or publisher of this work? Rand's fourth and last novel, it was also her longest, and the one she considered to be her magnum opus in the realm of fiction writing. Atlas Shrugged includes elements of science fiction, mystery, and romance, and it contains Rand's most extensive statement of Objectivism in any of her works of fiction.

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The book depicts a dystopian United States, wherein many of society's most prominent and successful industrialists abandon their fortunes and even the nation, in response to aggressive new regulations, whereupon most vital industries collapse.

The title is a reference to Atlas, a Titan described in the novel as "the giant who holds the world on his shoulders".

The significance of this reference appears in a conversation between the characters Francisco d'Anconia and Hank Rearden, in which d'Anconia asks Rearden what advice he would give Atlas upon seeing that "the greater [the titan's] effort, the heavier the world bore down on his shoulders".

With Rearden unable to answer, d'Anconia gives his own response: Identifier-ark ark:The tour de force of the book is its discussion of style, which occupies almost one half of the text. Rand celebrated business, especially the heavy industries that dominated America in her lifetime, and the entrepreneurs who founded and built them.

My editing was aimed at giving the material the economy, smoothness, and precision proper to written prose; it consisted primarily of cutting, reorganizing, and line editing. She moved to New York City in and worked full-time for the next few years on her masterpiece, Atlas Shrugged, her final work of fiction which appeared in To select the words of that sentence alone, you must have absorbed a great deal of knowledge which has become so automatic that your conscious mind need not pause on it.

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